A: try rice, meat and some veggies
Here is some sites:
Q: What are some good and healthy dog food brands?
I want to find a great dog food for my dog but I want the food to be good and healthy and tasty for my dog.
A: my dog has tried name brands like iams...and not liked it. the one she loves, and she thrives on it, is kibbles n bits homestyle, with real bits of beef in it. anything else i offer her and she just picks at it...this stuff she scarfs down, and she gets that wonderfully shiny coat and she is full of energy and happy.
Q: What kind of dog food is healthy, but yet flavorful to a puppy/dog??
My dog eats canidae, and i know thats healthy, but she rarly eats it.... like every other day... i gave her this beneful, and it smells tastey ,and she eats that, but that isn't healthy dog food. What is healthy and flavorful?
A: Purina isn't bad..... my dog likes it and it's healthy
Q: Can anyone recommend a healthy dog food?
My dog is now 10 years old and at this point I have only just realised the crap I have been feeding him: Sainsbury's complete. After a bit of research I found that this dog food includes animal derivatives, cereal and all kinds of other crap and I am now looking to change that and feed him a more expensive, healthy dog food.
Btw, he is a lhasa apso, shih tzu and poodle cross.
A: Here are some examples of other good dog foods:
* Artemis Fresh Mix
* Blue buffalo
* California Natural
* Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
* Eagle Pack Holistic Selects
* Fromm Four Star
* Nature's Variety
* Solid Gold
* Taste of the Wild
* Timberwolf Organics
I fed my dogs Blue buffalo, and they loved it, they were always happy!
So i recommend you feed your Dog blue buffalo!
List of BAD dog foods:
-Kibbles 'n Bits
- Ol roy
BAD dog food is sold in chain stores so be careful
GOOD dog food you can buy online or at petsmart or petco etc..
Q: What Dog Food Is Healthy, Inexpensive, And Good For Small Dogs?
I have a 1 year old Pomeranian and a 4 year old Chihuahua Dachshund mix. They are eating a cheapy dog food right now that gives them bad breath and I wanted to switch. I want a good healthy dog food brand that is not to expensive. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
A: Hi Bella+Edward, that's great that you're taking the time to find a better quality dog food for your pups.
Check out http://www.dogfoodscoop.com/dog-food-comparison.html
They have a huge comparison chart of all the brands on the market, along with their dog food ratings.
Also read their article on Deciphering Dog Food Labels, so you'll be able to tell for yourself a good food from the junky cheapies. Very eye-opening article.
If you can't afford some of the premium brands, I'd say probably Chicken Soup gives the best bang for your buck. If you have to go supermarket, Harmony Farms looks the best pick.
Hope this helps!
Q: Is "Purina One-Adult Dog-Healthy Weight Formula" a good choice of dog food?
I have a dog who is about 4 years old and he is slightly overweight.
I am currently feeding him "Beneful" dog food, but I understand that that is not the best, healthiest dog food.
I plan to change him to Purina One-Healthy Weight and I was wondering if this is a superb choice?
Please, vets and experienced dog owners answer!
A: Nope! Any dog food made by Purina is Crap with a capital C!
Here is a site that will show you which dog foods are the best and the worst. I suggest that you get any one of the dog foods that are top rated.
Most of grocery store dog food formulas, like IAMS, Pedigree, Science Diet, Purina,and etc contain "meat and bone meal" which has been known to contain dead dogs and cats that were euthanized in animal shelters. Their bodies are picked up and bought by the truck load by "rendering plants" , that also pick up road kill, dead live stock, and etc. They are shredded, and boiled. They skim off the fat on the top of the "soup" and collected it and sell it to pet food companies as "animal fat", the rest of the animals' remains are crushed up, dried and sold to dog and cat food companies as meat and bone meal.
You can read more about it here.
Here is an article where the owner of a rendering plant talks about it. He says that cremating the dead shelter animals would cause pollution, and that rendering them is good.
Here is further information on what you shouldn't see in the ingredients list in your dog's food.
Top rated dog foods like Canidae contain good healthy ingredients.
Q: Is the dog food brand, "Beneful" a healthy dog food?
I'm feeding my dog Bebeful right now and he seems to enjoy it a lot...... Is beneful healthy? This food seems to make my dog a little heavy. He is a black pomeranian/poodle.
A: No, it is one of the worst on the market. Please stay away from all Purina Brands. VERY low quality.
Q: What are the best healthy dog food recipes, i can serve my dog?
I have a dog but she is having health related problems for last 2-3 months, before that she was perfectly okay. I have consulted with Vet too, but he told me that it may be because of unhealthy and commercial food; so i should prepare home made food.
so my question; is there any guide available where i can learn preparing healthy dog food recipes? any help is appreciated.
A: There are guides, there are also Yahoo Groups that are based around home made dog foods, You can go do Yahoo Groups and search for them. As far as the best goes that is a matter of the individual dog and opinion. And there are some free recipes on line. I think what you really want to know is how much of what type ingredients your dog needs for a balanced diet. And if your dog does better on particular things or without particular things. Most allergies are to proteins, but that does not mean that a wheat or cornmeal is not at the root of ear infections in a particular dog, it might be. Bellow is a link to some recipes and I see if I can find you some nutritional info too.
Q: What is a really good and healthy dog food?
I have two semi large dogs. I have been feeding them Beneful dog food for as long as I have had them. I have had my oldest dog for nearly 2 years and the other over a year. However, they dont seem to be getting the nutrients that they need from this dog food. Are there any others that I could try giving them? Please help as I dont know what other kind to buy. I have tried a few other brands of dog food but they dont eat it. I appreciate your help.
Eagle Pack, Holistic Select
The foods listed are all holistic human grade foods loaded with vitamins. All made with "real meat", no By-products, No corn, & No Wheat.
Q: What are some healthy dog food brands that my dog should try that will make him live long?
My dog doesn't like his current dog food, but I don't know what to give him that he will like. Please help me!
A: Most people don't know, but the foods like Iams,Eukanuba, and Pedagree are cheap foods that have fillers in them. The more expencive isw usally better. You'll be paying more but you'll have your dog alot longer. Keep the same food and new food in the same bowl. Put more of the new food in over time. Also, your vet will tell you what dog food to get depending on what companies sponcer them. Most will lie because there told to by the sponcers so more people will buy the food. Good luck!
Q: What is a healthy, inexpensive dog food for my dogs?
I have 5 dogs, and I have been feeding them Blue Buffalo canned dog foods along with Blue Buffalo dry foods. The food is rather expensive though, and I can no longer afford to pay so much for their food. I do not want to feed them a crappy low quality food with fillers and by-products, but I cannot afford to buy them the absolute healthiest of foods. What would be a good food to feed them that won't break my bank?
A: Taste of the Wild
are two that I recommed. Though they seem expensive, you feed less of it to your dog.
If you want the healthy stuff, you're gonna have to pay for it. May be find a home for one dog, and that will save you money.
Q: Looking for recipe or ideas for making homemade AND healthy dog food? Prefer food versus treat recipes.?
Anyone know how to make HEALTHY homemade dog food? I have been able to find TONS of recipes for treats online but not really any for actual FOOD for my dogs. I have a 6 y/o Bichon Frise Male named Colbie, and a 1 y/o Teacup Chihuahua named Eris and of course I love them both dearly! I know that certain things that people eat are NOT good for dogs. But the ingredients in dog's food has got to come from somewhere and I would prefer I KNEW where it all comes from...most of which can be obtained by ANYBODY I would imagine! I am pretty sure I can get around using horse hooves and still feed my dogs something that is safe and nutritious! Sorry~just pre-fighting off the naysayers who would have been bound to deride me for feeding my dog something it shouldn't be eating because I certainly wouldn't waste my time cooking for my dog if I was making it something that was worse for it than the food I can buy in less than 2 min. at the store! THANKS FOR THE ADVICE!!!!!!
A: I have done some research for you and this is what I have come up with, hope this is what you are looking for. I know this is for cats at the beginning, scroll down for the dog treats. I have cats and dogs. My dogs will eat the cats food as well. But maybe you can get something out of at least one of these.
Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon soft margarine
Preheat the over to 350 F. Combine chicken, broth and margarine and blend well. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.
Crispy Liver Morsels
1/2 cup cooked chicken livers
1/4 cup water
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cooked carrot, mashed
1 tablespoon soft margarine
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place well-done livers in a blender with 1/4 cup water. In a bowl, combine flour and margarine. Add liver mixture and carrots and knead dough into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into one-inch sized pieces. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 F for 10 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
6 ounce can of tuna
1/4 cup water drained from tuna
3 T cooked egg white, chopped
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine tuna, egg white and water. Add cornmeal and flour and blend to form a dough. Knead into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into one-inch sized pieces. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.
Cat Treats and Cat Treat Recipes
Savory Cheese Treats
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream
1/4 cup cornmeal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine cheeses and yogurt. Add flour and cornmeal. Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes
If you are wanting to prepare homemade dog biscuit recipes made of chicken liver, cheese bone or anything else. You will find all of it pretty easy and simple. You can even treat dog fleas!
Chicken Liver Cookies (Treat)
2 cups Flour
3 tbs. Vegetable Oil
1 cup Wheat Germ or Cornmeal (or 1/2 cup each)
1 Egg; lightly beaten
½ cup Chicken Broth
(I use the liver water from boiling the livers)
2 tsp. Chopped Parsley
1 cup Chopped Chicken Livers, cooked
Preheat oven to 400oF. Combine flour and wheat germ (or cornmeal). In separate bowl, beat egg with oil, add broth and parsley, mix well. Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well. Fold in chicken livers and mix well. Dough will be firm. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Roll out ½" thick and cut into shapes. Place on greased cookie sheets 1" apart. Bake 15 minutes or until firm. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe from Marg MacFadden
No Flea Dog Biscuits (Treat)
(If your dog has a yeast allergy, I would not suggest making this)
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
½ cup Wheat Germ
½ cup Brewers Yeast
1 tsp Salt
2 each Cloves Garlic, minced
3 tbs. Vegetable or Olive Oil
1 cup Chicken Stock (or any flavor you wish to use)
· Preheat oven to 400oF. Grease two to three baking sheets. Combine first four ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic and oil. Slowly stir flour mixture and stock alternately into oil and garlic, beating well, until the dough is well-mixed. Shape dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 12" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut dough into rounds. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned. Turn off heat and allow biscuits to dry in oven for several hours or over night. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Makes about 26 biscuits.
Cheese Bone Cookies (Treat)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup cheese, any kind, shredded
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tbsp. water
· Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, cheese, garlic and oil, knead well. Add water, if needed to form stiff dough. Roll out on
floured surface to 1/2" thick, cut into shapes. Place on ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly
browned. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate in airtight container.
Microwave Dog Biscuits (treat)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup non-fat dry milk powder
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tbsp. instant bouillon granules - either beef or chicken
1/2 cup hot water
· Combine flours, milk powder, rolled oats, cornmeal and sugar in medium bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg to dry this mixture, and stir. Add bouillon into hot water until dissolved. Slowly pour hot water/bouillon into flour mixture with a fork till all is moistened. Form dough into a ball and knead on floured board 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Divide dough in half and roll out each half to about 1/2 inch thick. Make cut-outs with cookie cutters, or make nuggets by rolling round into 1 inch diameter log, and cutting into 1/2 inch pcs. Arrange six cut-out shapes or 24 nuggets on a 10 inch plate. Microwave at 50% (medium) for 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm and dry to the touch. Rotate plate every 2 minutes and turn shapes over half way through the cooking time. Cool on wire rack. Shapes will crisp as they cool.
Dog treat Recipes
Liver Cookies (treats)
1 lb Beef Liver Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Whole wheat or White Flour
Blend in regular blender until liquid. Measure the Liquid content (cups) and add an equal amount of Corn Meal and Flour, split evenly. (eg. 1 cup liquid liver to 1/2 cup corn meal and 1/2 cup flour) Add 1/4 tsp garlic powder per 2 cup volume and blend the whole mess together. Pour into a greased, glass baking dish. Pop into the oven and bake for 1/2 hr. Reduce heat to 250 degrees and continue baking for another hour. Reduce to 200 degrees and bake for another 1/2 hr. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge. Once cool, cut into 1" square cubes. Freeze individual training portions in zip-locks or foil.
Q: What is a healthy, affordable dog food?
I want to feed my German shepherd healthy food, and I've done a lot of reading and concluded that most of the major commercial brands are not good bets. However, all of the foods that I have found that are considered to be very healthy are also quite expensive (Orijen, Innova, Candidae, etc). Does anyone know of an affordable, healthy option that won't break the bank?
A: Petco and Petsmart are too pricey for me, but I refuse to go to a cheap brand of food for my dogs.
Look up feed supply stores in your area (google or yellow pages) and call them up to see what brands of Dog Foods they carry.
I feed my dogs Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, a holistic, well-balanced food and both of them love it. It's $35 here for a 30 lb bag, which feeds both of them for a month (50lb puppy and 70 lb. adult). The same Feed Supply also carries Taste of the Wild for $40, which has no grain whatsoever so is pound for pound a better dog food, but my dogs didn't care for it much.
Other brand names you'll come across that traditional feed supply stores carry is Diamond and of course Purina, neither of these foods meet my standards, although when we are pressed for $$ I do get a bag of one type of Diamond food to mix in, it has no wheat or corn. But still has other fillers. Shop around, compare prices!
I use dogfoodanalysis.com to break down the foods I'm considering. It's the best guide I've found for ranking foods.
Q: What dog breed is on the Beneful Healthy Growth for Puppies dog food bag?
I feed my Pomeranian Puppies this food and am curious what breed is on the bag, they are soo cute! Here is a link with a pic of the bag. Thanks in advance.
I have never had any problems with this food, my dogs love it and they are all very healthy.
A: Sheep dog,and they are very cute.
Q: What are some good healthy dog food?
Right now I am feeding my two yorkies kibble and bits the soft hard food but this is my first time having my own dogs.. so what are so good/cheaper dog food?
A: Some healty pet food comanies are giving away free samples, try them:
Free Yarrah Organic Pet food Samples
Eukanuba Naturally Wild dog food coupon book
Greenies Pet treat sample